After a short test with select users, Twitter has decided to double the length of tweets from 140 characters to 280 characters.
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I'm going into my Pixel 2 XL experiences open-eyed, but I will say right up-front that I don't understand what all the complaining was about.
As you may know, I've engaged in a lot of navel-gazing over my decision to purchase a Google Pixel 2 XL.
My favorite podcasting app, Pocket Casts, got a big update on Android this week, adding support for several new Oreo features.
Pocket is my favorite "read it later" app. Its excellent read-aloud functionality has been updated on Android to support continuous reading.
Amazon today announced a major update to its Kindle app for Android and iOS.
After using Google Wifi full-time for a month, I'm still impressed with its easy setup and rock-solid performance.
Tomorrow, Apple will announce new generation iPhones. So this is the ideal time to reveal that I'm switching to Android.
For the second year in a row, our annual home swap has taken us down an unexpected path. We're in Barcelona this year.
Pocket Casts---my preferred podcast service---is now available via the Sonos smart speakers in an open beta.
The transition to Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) will take time. That said, one PWA, Twitter Lite, has emerged as a clear winner. And it works very well across platforms.
It's been a great week in Germany, and I'll be flying home today. Here's a quick look at the tech products and services I relied on during this trip.
Google Maps is getting even better this week with an update for Android that provides real-time traffic data and other useful new features.
The biggest change in my workflow over the years has been a shift from desktop applications to web apps. And my browser of choice remains Google Chrome.
Here's a New Year's Resolution to embrace: It's time to take control of your online identity, which is comprised of multiple accounts.
Good news: You can still use an Office 365 Personal offer to add time to an existing Office 365 Home subscription.
Following up on last week's OneNote posts, I thought I'd open up my own notebooks and explain how I use this product every day.
I spend a lot of time listening to audiobooks, and this was another great year. Here are some of my favorites from 2016.
While Google's excellent Nexus 6P and Android 7.0 Nougat have tempted me, I've stuck with the iPhone, and have likewise been testing the new iOS 10 for the past few months. Here are the features that I think put it over the top.
Google updated Chrome for Windows this week, enhancing the browser's user experience with a flat, Metro-like Material Design look and feel, improved support for increasingly-common high-DPI displays, and better battery life. It's almost like they've read my mind.
While I often focus on the gadgets and other hardware I use when traveling, I've also come to rely on a number of mobile apps and services. Here are a few that have proven invaluable on my current trip to Paris.
For over ten years now, my family has swapped homes with a family from Europe each summer, allowing us to spend a lot more time there that we'd be able to otherwise afford. Here's how we do it.
This is something I've been meaning to write about for a long time, as the quality of the narration can really put an audiobook over the top. So without further ado, here are my top 5 Audible narrators.
This year's home swap is different for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that our son opted out of the trip for the first time. But with less time away than usual, I've reexamined how to approach the trip from a work perspective, and I've brought less gear than usual.
This is a bit random, but three readers have asked me the same question over the past week: What do I use to backup my PCs? It's a great question.
I travel a lot for work and pleasure, and if I’m going to be spending at least one night away from home, I make sure to pack my laptop bag and a luggage-based gadget bag appropriately.
I've spent a lot of time this year decluttering, both physically around the house, and digitally. But there's no task more daunting, perhaps, than scanning and then throwing out decades of paper-based photos.